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Putin’s anointed heir opens presidential campaign with call for crackdown on graft in Russia

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin's likely successor opened his election campaign Tuesday with a promise of stability and continued economic growth for Russia and called for a redoubled effort to root out corruption.

February 06, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


China’s top safety inspector calls for public whistle-blowing to reduce accidents

BEIJING - China's senior safety inspector urged the public and the media Tuesday to expose workplace accidents in a bid to end corruption and official misdeeds aggravating the country's high rate of work deaths.

February 06, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | World


Sierra Leone, Angola and Afghanistan have world’s highest child mortality, UNICEF report says

GENEVA - A newborn in Sierra Leone has the lowest chance in the world of surviving until age 5, and the prospects are almost as bad for children in Angola and Afghanistan, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | By ELIANE ENGELER Associated Press Writer | World


Mexico captures 11 alleged hit men from powerful Sinaloa drug cartel

MEXICO CITY - Eleven alleged hit men for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel were captured Tuesday at two Mexico City mansions stocked with grenades, automatic weapons and body armor - a day after Mexican authorities reported nabbing one of the cartel's leaders.

February 06, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | World


Protesters fail to prevent Japanese whaler refueling in Antarctic Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia - Environmentalists again clashed with Japanese whalers Tuesday in the Antarctic Ocean, with Greenpeace activists failing in a risky attempt to prevent the fleet's factory ship from refueling.

February 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Asian markets fall; Europe mainly higher after US rate cut

LONDON - Jitters about the U.S. economy sent global stock indexes lower again Tuesday before the Federal Reserve's surprise cut in interest rates. The move came too late for Asian markets, which had closed for the day, but helped Britain and France rebound higher.

February 06, 2008 | By TOBY ANDERSON AP Business Writer | World


Investigation into teenage suicide bombing in Iraq's Anbar province suggests family plot

BAGHDAD - His father was a senior member of al-Qaida in Iraq. His mother promised him they would meet again in paradise.

February 05, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


US says attacks from Iranian armor-piercing bombs down in Iraq; suicide bomb kills 6

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military worried Sunday about "mixed messages" from Iran, listing a dramatic drop in Iranian-made weapons reaching Iraq but no reduction in the training and financing of Shiite militants.

February 05, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


Lieutenant to Mexico's top alleged drug trafficker captured

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's army on Monday captured a top lieutenant of the powerful Sinaloa cartel who allegedly commanded squads of hit men and organized drug shipments north, officials said.

February 05, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | World


Cuba's new parliament could reveal Castro's political future

HAVANA - The new parliament chosen by Cuban voters could ultimately send ailing 81-year-old Fidel Castro into permanent retirement.

February 05, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bomber kills 18 at Iraqi funeral, but misses security official who is apparent target

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber apparently targeting a senior security official blew himself up inside a funeral tent Monday, killing 18 people in the latest of a series of deadly attacks chipping away at the notion of a calmer Iraq.

February 05, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


Israel goes electric: Government vows to introduce green cars by 2011

JERUSALEM - Israel's government on Monday endorsed the ambitious plan of a private entrepreneur to install the world's first electric car network here by 2011, with half a million recharging stations to crisscross the tiny nation.

February 05, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | World


British defense chief says stolen laptop with personal data could have been targeted

LONDON - British Defense Secretary Des Browne told lawmakers Monday he could not discount the possibility that a stolen laptop containing sensitive details on 600,000 prospective military recruits had been specifically targeted for theft.

February 05, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | World


New Zealand bids farewell to Mount Everest conqueror Hillary

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Sherpas laid prayer scarves on Sir Edmund Hillary's coffin as thousands across New Zealand bid farewell to the Mount Everest conqueror Tuesday. An honor guard held ice axes aloft as his casket was carried through their lines.

February 05, 2008 | By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Stocks plunge worldwide amid pessimism over US stimulus plan

LONDON - Stocks fell sharply worldwide Monday following declines on Wall Street last week amid investor pessimism over the U.S. government's stimulus plan to prevent a recession.

February 05, 2008 | By TOBY ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | World


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Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

NAPA, Calif. - A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

August 24, 2014 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press | World


Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | World


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